Cougars Knock Off Bruins
Wendy Rouse, Shannon Wyckoff and Jennifer Stinson combined for 38 kills to lead Washington State to a 15-8, 11-15, 15-7, 15-12 Pac-10 victory over UCLA Friday night in Los Angeles.
The Cougars (19-4, 7-4) finished the match with a .255 attack percentage, compared to a dismal .158 for the Bruins (9-8, 4-6).
“The things that we did tonight are the things that we’ve been trying to do for a long time,” said WSU coach Cindy Fredrick. “Good serving and good blocking … that’s what we did at the beginning of the season.”
Gonzaga lost a heartbreaking five-set West Coast Conference match at Santa Clara 15-7, 13-15, 8-15, 15-5, 19-21.
The Broncos (14-5, 3-3) were led by the 20 kills and six blocks of Jaime Jochums.
Nora Grasham and Diane Pascua each had 18 kills for the Bulldogs (8-10, 2-2). Teammate Nicole Lamoure piled up 55 assists.
Brian Ching and Simeon Enemuo each scored in a span of 2:17 in the second half as Gonzaga University rallied for a 2-1 West Coast Conference men’s soccer victory over the University of San Diego at Martin Field in Spokane.
The Bulldogs (12-3-0, 3-2-0) picked up their third consecutive conference win and their 12th win of the season, one shy of the school record. Gonzaga and Portland are tied for the WCC lead with nine points.
The Toreros (6-7-1, 0-3-0) held a 1-0 lead at the half on a goal by Daniel Blake at the 14-minute mark.
Gonzaga is idle until next Friday when the Bulldogs host Washington in a non-league match.
The University of San Diego got a pair of first-half goals from Sherice Bartling and the Toreros held off a late Gonzaga University comeback to down the Bulldogs 2-1 in a West Coast Conference women’s soccer match at Spokane’s Martin Field.
Bartling staked San Diego to a 1-0 lead 18 minutes into the game with an unassisted goal. The Toreros (6-9-1, 3-1-0) stretched the lead to 2-0 with 3:15 left in the first half when Bartling scored off an assist from Stephanie Lappan.
The Bulldogs (7-9-0, 1-3-0) pulled within a goal in the 85th minute when Kellie Leaf found the net off of a Megan Keaty corner kick. The goal was Gonzaga’s first against San Diego in a five-match span.
Gonzaga will host Western Washington University Sunday in an 11 a.m. non-conference match.
Emily Burt scored the game’s only goal just 48 seconds into suddendeath overtime as Stanford (7-7-0, 2-2-0) edged Washington State (7-7-0, 2-3-0) 1-0 in Pac-10 action at Stanford, Calif.
The Cougars also lost 1-0 in overtime last season at Stanford.
WSU will play at California on Sunday. The Bears defeated Washington 2-0 to pick up their first conference win of the season.
Meet Cougar basketball teams
The WSU men’s and women’s basketball squads have a public exhibition called “Meet the Teams” scheduled for Pullman’s Bohler Gym approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the WSU-Arizona football game today.
The 75-minute exhibition includes activities for both Cougar players and their fans.